I Used to Be Darker

Matt Porterfield
USA 2013
90 min

When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, Maryland, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they are trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter, Abby, just home from her first year of college. I USED TO BE DARKER is a story of people finding each other and letting each other go; of looking for love where they have found it before; and, when that does not work, figuring out where they might find it next. With his third feature, writer/director Matt Porterfield focuses his delicate eye on this rip in a family’s fabric and the emotional fallout it causes. cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier beautifully tracks the bubbling revelations and suburban Baltimore landscape in this quiet story that is enlivened by live performance. (Charlie Reff)

In the presence of Matt Porterfield.

  • Deragh Campbell - Taryn
  • Hannah Gross - Abby
  • Kim Taylor - Kim
  • Ned Oldham - Bill
  • Geoff Grace - Geoff
  • Nick Petr - Nick
  • Amy Belk
  • Matt Porterfield
  • Jeremy Saulnier
  • Danny Meltzer
  • Gene Park
  • Marc Vives
  • Bart Mangrum
  • Lane Harlan
The Hamilton Film Group, Steady Orbits, Nomadic Independence Pictures

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